Feb 05, 2018

Safer Internet Day 2018

By | February 5th, 2018|Ask The Experts, Kids and Security, Security Awareness 101|

February 6 marks the celebration of Safer Internet Day (SID), an awareness campaign that started in Europe in 2004 and is now a global event that joins over 100 countries. The goal, per http://saferinternetday.us, is to “not only create a safer internet but also a better internet, where everyone is [...]

Jan 30, 2018

How to Create a Cybersecurity Culture in Your Office (for Free!)

By | January 30th, 2018|Free Stuff, Planning SA Programs, Security Awareness 101, Security Awareness Programs, Tips and Tricks|

You’re in charge of keeping the employees in your office educated about cybersecurity – a little daunting, right? Security policies seem to change every day, and consistent training can become expensive. So how can you get your employees’ attention focused on cybersecurity while staying on a budget?   Posters, Posters [...]

Jan 25, 2018

Understanding the Internet of Me

By | January 25th, 2018|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101|

In celebration of Data Privacy Day 2018, our friends over at StaySafeOnline.org created an excellent infographic that neatly visualizes “Your Privacy in a Growing Internet of Me”. You can download it here or from the source below. The Internet of Me is your personally connected world of apps and devices [...]

Jan 18, 2018

5 Common Cybersecurity Mistakes to Avoid in 2018

By | January 18th, 2018|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101, Tips and Tricks|

2017 brought new challenges for personal security, and 2018 will likely do the same. While we have little control over major data breaches as individuals, we do have control over our own personal security processes. Here are five common cybersecurity mistakes to avoid in the coming year and beyond.   [...]

Jan 11, 2018

What’s the Difference Between Privacy and Security?

By | January 11th, 2018|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101|

Clearly, privacy and security work together and are often interchanged in casual conversation. But there is a difference and it’s important to understand that difference. Privacy refers to the appropriate use of data that is collected, stored, and transmitted.  “Appropriate” being the operative word. When a doctor or organization collects [...]

Jan 09, 2018

Questions to Ask Yourself so You Don’t Get Phished

By | January 9th, 2018|Security Awareness 101, Tips and Tricks|

Phishing scams become more and more sophisticated every day. With e-commerce and online banking increasing in ubiquity, cybercriminals have ample opportunities to trick you into pretending they are a trusted source. It’s not too hard to copy a brand’s logos and image and to falsify an email. When you find [...]

Dec 19, 2017

Preparing for Cybersecurity in 2018

By | December 19th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101|

Every year the internet becomes more ingrained in our everyday lives. From our vehicles and homes to our toys, we are surrounded by technology. And with this technology comes cybercrime. 2017 saw an uptick in ransomware and malware, and 2018 is expected to continue this trend. But with awareness, you [...]

Dec 12, 2017

Do You Trust Your Computer Repair Shop?

By | December 12th, 2017|Miscellaneous, Security Awareness 101, Tips and Tricks|

We’ve all heard horror stories of people's’ credit card information being stolen, or of their sensitive photos being shared with the public. The last thing we want is to have a scary cybersecurity tale of our own. So it’s hard to imagine just handing over our devices to strangers and [...]

Nov 30, 2017

Happy Computer Security Day!

By | November 30th, 2017|Ask The Experts, Security & Pop Culture, Security Awareness 101, Tips and Tricks|

On November 2, 1988, an unprecedented event occurred. A computer worm named Morris, one of the first of its kind, began making its way across the internet. Estimated to have infected 2,000 computers within 15 hours (which was fast for the ‘80s), Morris compromised 10 percent of the 60,000 systems [...]

Nov 14, 2017

How Should You Dispose of Your Electronics?

By | November 14th, 2017|Security Awareness 101, Tips and Tricks|

Sometimes, our trusted electronics break. And we have to get rid of them. How far do you go to make sure your data-storing device is disposed of? Will anyone still be able to pull your private information from it even if you just dump it in the garbage? [...]

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